Guardians of the Galaxy, The Wolverine, The Sword: July 9th Comic Reel

Tue, July 9th, 2013 at 8:58am PDT | Updated: July 9th, 2013 at 9:03am

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

New casting rumors have begun to circulate for James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy," but not for any newly cast actors. The rumor seemingly reveals the roles played by cast members Benicio del Toro, Lee Pace and Karen Gillan. Reportedly, del Toro will play The Collector, Pace will portray Ronan the Accuser and Gillan is onboard to play ruthless space pirate Nebula. With this many characters in a film, it's possible that the villain everyone thought would show up -- Thanos -- may not be a major part of the film at all. That's just speculation, though. It's highly likely more will be revealed at Comic-Con International next week.

Also, Digital Spy spoke with Marvel Comics editor Steve Wacker, who hinted at a possible "Guardians of the Galaxy" animated series.

"Now, look, I can't officially confirm that we spent a lot of time talking about the Guardians of the Galaxy cartoon but wouldn't that hypothetically… be amazing?" Wacker told Digital Spy. "Seriously though, don't ask me about it because it totally didn't happen."

Opens August 1, 2014

THE WOLVERINE

Comic Book Movie has posted a new featurette for James Mangold's "The Wolverine" -- aptly titled "Logan" -- focusing in on its protagonist.

Opens July 26

THE SWORD

Although the rights to Joshua and Jonathan Luna's Image Comics series "The Sword" were picked up in February 2012, no traction was announced on the project until yesterday, when it was revealed that Lakeshore Entertainment has tapped "Watchmen" and "X-Men" screenwriter David Hayter for "The Sword" film adaptation. Hayter's other writing credits include "X2," "The Scorpion King" and more.

HERCULES

Dwayne Johnson seems to be following in the footsteps of "Amazing Spider-Man 2" director Marc Webb and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" director Bryan Singer, as he continues to post production photos for the upcoming "Hercules: The Thracian Wars" film adaptation via Twitter. Check out the cool armor below.

Opens July 25, 2014

PACIFIC RIM

A new featurette for "Pacific Rim" has surfaced online -- it's a 15-minute "making-of" special featuring the cast and crew of the film.

Opens July 12

HELLBOY 3

There's been a lot of talk about "Hellboy 3" and whether it could happen, given that both Guillermo del Toro and Ron Pearlman have been doing the press junkets for "Pacific Rim," but while speaking with Collider, del Toro characterized the sequel as "very unlikely" to happen.

"It’s very unlikely it’ll happen because you need things to converge so strongly," del Toro told Collider. "[Producer] Larry Gordon, Universal, the rights, Ron [Perlman’s] and mine’s availability, [comic creator] Mike [Mingola’s] blessing; we have pieces of that, but we don’t have all of that. You need so many things to confluence and then you need about $150 million."

OLDBOY

A new poster for Spike Lee's adaptation of "Oldboy" has hit online, featuring star Josh Brolin. A trailer is rumored to be dropping on Wednesday. Check out the poster below.

Opens October 25

TREK NATION

Spinoff Online has posted a clip from the "Trek Nation" documentary that features Wil Wheaton discussing his first interaction with "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry.

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